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Rev. William Martin SMYTH

member of parliament

Rev. William Martin SMYTH, British Member of Parliament.

Background

SMYTH, Rev. William Martin was born on June 15, 1931 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Parents: James Smyth and Minnie Smyth (née Kane).

Education

Methodist College, Belfast. Magee University College, Londonderry. Trinity College. Dublin, Bachelor of Arts, general arts, 1953, B.D., 1961.

Presbyterian College, Belfast. Spoken languages: German, French.

Career

Chairman, Ulster Unionist Council Executive Committee, 1974-1976. Vice-President, Ulster Unionist Council. since 1974. Member of Parliament, since 1982.

Chairman, Northern Ireland Assembly Health and Social Services Committee, 198384. Vice-Chairman, Parliamentary All Party Committee on Soviet Jewry, since 1983. Member. Social Services Select Committee, since 1984.

Chairman, Northern Ireland Assembly Finance and Personnel Committee, 1984-1986. Exec, member, United Kingdom Branch, International Parliamentary Union, since 1985. Fellow, Industry and Parliament Trust, since 1985.

Treasurer, Parliamentary All Party Group on Namibia, 1985-1990. Treasurer. All Party Group on Morocco, since 1987. Secretary, Social Services Parliamentary Panel, since 1987.

Secretary, British-Israel All Party Group, since 1988. Vice-Chairman, ANZAC All Party Group, since 1988. Vice-Chairman, Ali Party Group on South Africa, 1988-1992.

Member, British Executive, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, since 1989. Pastor, Raffrey Presbyterian Church, 1957-1963, Alexandra Presbyterian Church, 1963-1982.

Works

  • Editor, Faith For Today, 1961. Why Presbyterian, 1965. A Federated People, 1987.

Religion

Presbyterian.

Membership

Clubs: Loyal Orange Institut, (former Grand Master and President).

Connections

Spouse Kathleen Jean Smyth (née Johnston), 1957. Children: Rosemary. Heather Evangeline, Margaret (deed.).